Admiralty: The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 4

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Framingham 2011 First edition, Hardcover, New in dust jacket, New "...continues the series of presenting the best of his fantasy and science fiction stories published over a ... writing career of 50 years. It includes 'Admiralty', a story in the foreseeable future when man has colonies on other planets and is in conflict with an alien empire, 'Goat Song', the Hugo and Nebula award winning story about a man's determination to bring his lost love back to life, 'Operation Changeling', a world where magic and demons coexist, 'Delenda Est', a story of the time patrol and the choices that must be made to keep our existence intact, 'The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound', co-written with Gordon R. Dickson, where the aliens are living on their own planet, a portion of which is created as Victorian England with Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes, 'Marius', which shows that the only thing we lean from history is history, and the delightful 'Inside Straight', in which an understanding of poker defeats an invasion." Quite Read more Show Less

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Publishers Weekly
Fans of classic SF will enjoy this fourth volume (of an expected seven) of Poul Anderson's short work. The 23 stories were all originally published between 1955 and 1975, and some of the twists and plots will be transparent to modern readers. Fortunately, Anderson's undeniable talent rescues many a tale from predictability. "Operation Changeling" is the exciting tale of two witches who travel to hell to rescue their kidnapped daughter, and the amusing "The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound" features an alien society obsessed with Victorian culture. The star is the Hugo- and Nebula-winning "Goat Song," a beautifully heartbreaking SF retelling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Anderson's skill has truly stood the test of time, and his fans will be delighted to see these works resurface. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886778948
  • Publisher: New England Science Fiction Association, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Pages: 508

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